Pak returns Poonch boy after five months | KNO

Pak returns Poonch boy after five months | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Poonch, May 17 (KNO): A boy hailing from Jhulas village of Poonch has been handed over by Pakistani authorities after a gap of five months when he went missing. The boy has been identified as 32-year-old Ilyas Ahmed, son of Mir Mohammad resident of Jhulas village. The village is located on Line of Control and the boy went missing on 11 December 2018 following which a missing report was lodged in local police station. However, few days after his missing, a video surfaced wherein missing boy was found in a village of Pakistan opposite Poonch following which his mother also made a passionate appeal to Pak authorities to release his boy. Official sources told KNO that in Friday morning, Pakistan authorities formally handed over the boy to Indian Army on crossing point from where he was handed over to Poonch police. The boy will soon be handed over to his family once legal and medical formalities are completed, said an official.(KNO)